“Stop, hey what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down”

In real shooting wars, spring is traditionally the start of campaigning season. Soldiers emerge from their dugouts and form up, ready to receive orders of the new offensive. Weapons are cleaned and primed, provisions re-stocked, maps updated. In maritime communications almost the opposite is happening. Having fought a year-long campaign in 2012 and a bitter [more…]

Thuraya and ITU provide powerful partnership in disaster relief

I wrote the following for Thuraya based on an interview with the ITU discussing their work providing connectivity to disaster relief zones – good work that has been recognised with the first award of the ITU Humanitarian Award last year. In the first minutes and hours following a natural disaster, the terror of what has [more…]